Pride & Prejudice: A Very Special Tour & TeaAs part of our Anniversary Weekend, commemorating Jane Austen's death on 18 July 1817, we would love you to join us for a very special guided tour of Jane Austen’s House, exploring Jane’s beloved novel, Pride & Prejudice. We'll finish by examining one of our First Editions up close, before moving into the garden to take tea on the lawn.
Saturday 16 July
4:00pm — 6:30pm
‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’
Pride & Prejudice
This special guided tour uses objects, paintings and the House itself to examine and celebrate Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride & Prejudice.
Walking in Jane Austen’s footsteps, you’ll discover the rooms where Pride & Prejudice was revised and edited, and where Jane Austen read the novel aloud to a neighbour on the very day she received her first copy.
Moving from room to room, you’ll see portraits of people Jane knew who may have inspired characters in the novel, and objects that help the story come to life.
We’ll finish with a special object show-and-tell, examining one of our First Editions of Pride & Prejudice up close.
After the tour, we invite you to drink tea with us in Jane’s beautiful cottage garden. This special tea party will celebrate high summer with strawberries and cream and of course, a refreshing cup (or two) of tea or coffee.
‘Miss Bennet was making tea, and Elizabeth pouring out the coffee, in so close a confederacy that there was not a single vacancy near her which would admit of a chair. ‘
Pride & Prejudice
This light-hearted and enjoyable tour shows off the House in a new way, teasing out stories and objects that relate to Jane Austen’s classic work, and offering the opportunity to enjoy, examine and discuss Pride & Prejudice, and to experience Jane Austen’s House in a new way.
Date: Saturday 16 July
Time: arrival at 4pm, 5pm; duration 90 minutes.
Location: This event will take place at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us
🎫 Ticket includes a House tour, followed by tea on the lawn (weather permitting!), consisting of strawberries and cream, and a choice of tea or coffee. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know after booking.
🧑🤝🧑 Capacity for this event will be kept low to make it a truly special experience.
💐 This event is part of our Anniversary Weekend celebrating the life of Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817.